Friday, April 18, 2008

Walkies?


"Can we go for a walk mama pleeeeese?"

I'm dying here. Look at that face. But I found out yesterday that little miss thang here hadn't been vaccinated prior to coming home. ACK! It's a very long story, but it involves the fact that she was diagnosed with parvo when the adoption folks took her in to be spayed. So they didn't spay her (I knew this), and hospitalized her for three days, and then sent her home on meds when she was safe to be around other dogs. That's how we got her: two days out from being done with her medicines, and not spayed. What the adoption agency didn't mention (I swear, I would have remembered if they had) was that she therefore also hadn't been vaccinated. This means that I should not have been taking her out where there are other (potentially unvaccinated) dogs, or their leavings. ACK!

I found this out yesterday afternoon, and promptly called our vet to make an appointment to get her in. So she has now had her distemper shot, and will be OK to go out again in a couple of days. In the meantime, no walkies. This means that I had to cancel my planned walk on the coast with my friend Jill this morning (grump, grump, grump), as I need to be able to go to a meeting today, and going out this morning without Tilly would mean a very long day in a crate for the small one. Sigh... It also means that I'm going to have to try to find a way to wear out an active puppy without going for a walk. It could be worse, though; at least I found this out now before she got anything else!

So, grading at home this morning, and then a lovely two and a half hours of knitting time (read: long meeting). And maybe I should go hunt for a tennis ball to throw...

13 comments:

Anne said...

oh, that face! What a sweetie.

Tennis balls get pretty slimy. We even had a plastic throwing thing for a while so we didn't have to ouch the nasty slobbered-upon ball. How about a soft but not shreddable frisbee-ish thing?

Marianne said...

She is such a little Beauty! and that's exactly what I was thinking, Play Ball!

KnitNana said...

Stay strong!!!
(((hugs)))

twinsetellen said...

She is just beautiful, posing already. I thought of fetch immediately as a solution to no walkie energy. Alternatively, if you have a treadmill and she's smart, maybe you could work something out there!

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Bea said...

Thats no good that they didn't mention no vaccines. Seems very important to me! Glad she can walk again in a few days. My dogs love it when we throw anything, but tennis balls are a special treat!

EGunn said...

She's adorable! Good luck resisting that face! You should get one of these: http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/03/17/video-tennis-ball-la.html

ikkinlala said...

Hard to resist a face like that!

twinsetjan said...

I recognize that face...two of them are looking at me right now. She is a beautiful dog and is clearly identifying you as center of her world!

twinsetjan said...

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fiberjoy said...

Do you have a long hallway in the house? They can be perfect for playing fetch.

Guess that's one advantage to living in a mobile home, our long hall has seen much activity of restless bodies. :-)

Anonymous said...

OT

I love your mitts in pictures number 1562. Could you please tell me the yarn and the pattern? Is the pattern from LMKG, by any chance?

Thanks so much
Marilyn
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Willow said...

Playing fetch with ball, bone or stick would work for a while until she can go out for her walks again.